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Article - Health - General




§15–141.2.    IN EFFECT

    // EFFECTIVE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2025 PER CHAPTERS 17 AND 18 OF 2020 //

    (a)    (1)    In this section, “telehealth” means a mode of delivering health care services through the use of telecommunications technologies by a health care practitioner to a patient at a different physical location than the health care practitioner.

        (2)    “Telehealth” includes synchronous and asynchronous interactions.

        (3)    “Telehealth” does not include the provision of health care services solely through audio–only calls, e–mail messages, or facsimile transmissions.

    (b)    (1)    On or before December 1, 2020, the Department shall apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for an amendment to any of the State’s § 1115 waivers necessary to implement a pilot program to provide telehealth services to Program recipients regardless of the Program recipient’s location at the time telehealth services are provided.

        (2)    Telehealth services available under the pilot program shall be limited to chronic condition management services.

    (c)    If the amendment applied for under subsection (b) of this section is approved, the Department shall administer the pilot program.

    (d)    The Department shall collect outcomes data on recipients of telehealth services under the pilot program to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot program.

    (e)    On or before December 1, 2020, and every 6 months thereafter until the application described under subsection (b) of this section is approved, the Department shall submit a report to the General Assembly, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, on the status of the application.

    (f)    If the amendment applied for under subsection (b) of this section is approved, on or before December 1 each year following the approval, the Department shall submit a report to the General Assembly, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, on the status of the pilot program.



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